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2021 Budget Overview

Earlier this afternoon, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak delivered his 2021 budget and I felt it would be useful to provide you with a brief outline of this, particularly in light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on our economy.

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An overshadowed Spring Statement

Ever since he announced a move to an Autumn Budget in 2016, Mr Hammond has made it clear that he wanted to avoid the Spring Statement counterpart becoming a mini-Budget. His vision was that in March he would be presenting a brief response to the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

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OBR forecasts present need for tax increases in the Budget

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) produces medium-term financial forecasts alongside the Budget and Spring Statement, but that is not its only task. It is also required to take a longer-term view of the public finances, producing a Fiscal Sustainability Report every two years.

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